are bracing themselves for another day of travel disruption on the tube
tomorrow, when members of the RMT and Aslef unions take strike action over pay.
Underground has offered a 4 per cent pay increase for train drivers, but the
unions are demanding 9.7 per cent.
Smith, LU’s chairman, said, "These strikes have little support – less than
38 per cent of Aslef members and fewer than 29 per cent of those in RMT.
claim is outrageous and will not be met. They know the 4 per cent deal they
have is one of the best in Britain. It takes a train driver on to a near
£29,000 basic for a 35-hour week. Try telling the person next to you that’s a
assistant general secretary Bob Crow said the union regretted having to resort
to strike action and labelled LU’s approach to the negotiations as